Mahi told me not to take pressure, if we lose, it was on him: Joginder Sharma reminisces India’s win in 2007 World T20 final | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Saturday marked 15 years since India triumphed over Pakistan in the inaugural 2007 World T20 Final at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. It was India’s first world title in 24 years and a moment etched in the minds of fans to this day.
And who better than Adani Sportsline Gujarat Giant’s Joginder Sharma – the mid-paced player who helped India to a famous five-point victory – to reminisce about what happened on that special night!

Chasing a goal of 158, Pakistan needed 13 from the last six balls. A form Misbah-ul-Haq was looking to steal the match and the title from India. Under these circumstances, Dhoni took a gamble and turned to Joginder to overthrow the final. And Joginder delivered the goods by bringing out Misbah.
In a video posted by Gujarat Giants on social media, Joginder took fans on an emotional journey and revealed what was the conversation he had with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the last bowling that night ago. 15 years old.

“The discussion before the end of the final was not about the line and length I should play or my bowling strategy. Mahi told me not to be pressured. If we lose, it’s on him .”
“Even when Misbah hit me for a six on the second ball, we weren’t tense. At no time did we discuss what we should do. Just before throwing the third ball, I saw Misbah getting ready to play a scoop so I changed the length and threw a slower one that’s why Misbah couldn’t hit it properly Sreesanth got the hold and the rest like we say, is history,” said Joginder, who currently plays in the Legends League.
He said the memory is still fresh in his mind and will be treasured forever.

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